The Cell Cycle

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The Cell Cycle by Mind Map: The Cell Cycle

1. Takes place in Eukaryotic cells

2. Interphase

2.1. Gap 1

2.1.1. Cell grow, develop, and gain ATP

2.2. Synthesis

2.2.1. DNA is copied

2.3. Gap 2

2.3.1. Energy gained is used to divide the cell during mitosis

2.3.2. The cell double checks the duplicated chromosomes for errors and making any repairs

3. Mitosis

3.1. Cell division

3.2. Cell stops growing and divides into two daughter cells

3.3. Asters make sure that the daughter cells have the right amount of chromosomes and are ready to finish cell division


4.1. Prophase

4.1.1. Chromatin becomes visible in the nucleus

4.1.2. Centrioles move to opposite ends of the cell

4.2. Metaphase

4.2.1. Spindle fibers surround the chromosomes at the nucleus making sure each new nucleus will receive a copy of a chromosome

4.3. Anaphase

4.3.1. The pairs of chromosome go to the kinetochore and separate and move to opposite ends of the cell

4.4. Telophase

4.4.1. Chromatids (individual copy of DNA) move to opposite poles of the cell

5. Cytokinesis

5.1. The cell is split into two daughter cells each having one nucleus.